While we’re trying to keep the incident that led to this decision quiet, or at least be very scant with the details, I am going to announce that the Facebook group has new moderators. Some have been appointed, some have volunteered, and others were elected by the group – a poll was run with several names to vote for. At the end the winner ended up becoming a mod. Congratulations, Shaun! And also to our other moderators, Ryan and Mary!
The runner up on the poll was also offered a spot, but politely declined. We understand it’s a lot of responsibility and quite a bit of time goes in to it, so we respect that person’s decision.
So that brings the total number of admins on the group to 5 (including me), which makes less work for Envelope who up until now has been trying to manage everything there on her own. This means that in the event of spam or a troll attack, it can be dealt with quickly, with several moderators doing the rounds in different time zones, which is handy when one mod has to sleep, because another one has the night watch… or day watch where they are, I suppose.
I would like to take the opportunity to say that we may also be looking to recruit new moderators to fill positions over at the ASMR forum soon. So if you perhaps didn’t get a look in as far the Facebook group goes, you might be able to nab a spot there. More on that later though, perhaps. And we may go the same route of appointing, accepting volunteers and elected candidates.
So if you haven’t yet, get over to the group and say hello to the new moderators if you wish to!